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National Library of Australia (NLA) – Community Heritage Grants (CHG)

Overview

This program aims to identify Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit, incorporated organisations that:
- Own or manage a collection of nationally significant material.
- Are accessible to the general public.

Examples of not-for-profit, incorporated organisations which are encouraged to apply are:
- Archives
- Art galleries
- Community groups
- Genealogical societies
- Historical societies
- Indigenous groups
- Migrant community groups
- Museums
- Professional associations
- Religious groups

Other organisations, such as public libraries and independent museums located within universities, may also be eligible to apply.

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include:
- Collection preservation projects
- Training projects

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assesment criteria include:
- Collection preservation projects
a) National significance of the collection
b) Project feasibility
c) Value for money
d) Benefit to the collection
- Training projects
a) Quality and appropriateness of the training proposal
b) Credentials of trainers
c) Value for money

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of assessment criteria.

Restrictions

The following are ineligible for funding:
- In-house salaries and volunteer labour costs, including per hour project management costs
- Publishing projects
- Exhibition research, interpretation and signage, and design
- Collecting projects
- Oral histories (recording or transcribing)
- Memorials and plaques
- Interpretive signage or heritage trails
- Building works, capital works, repairs and improvements to existing buildings
- Digitisation and microfilming of newspapers or magazines
- Family history research
- Emergency activities
- Activities that are in progress or have been completed
- Private collections
- Labour costs to carry out rehousing
- Software development and website development

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Category
Community
Dates
Status Pending
Opening Date 5 Mar 2018
Start By Date 23 Apr 2018
Closing Date 7 May 2018
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Value
Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $15,000
Co-contribution No
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Sector/SubSector
Arts : Other
Infrastructure : Heritage
Multicultural : General
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Region
Any
Applicable to Churches Yes
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Organisation
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Federal
Department
Attorney-General’s Department
Contacts
Program Administrator
National Library of Australia (NLA)
Telephone
0262621147
Email
chg@nla.gov.au
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit